For our first Monday evening winter track session, we are running a special session for ladies only. Cardiff Ajax is holding a women’s maindy outdoor track cycling session. This session is open to ladies of all abilities and is designed to introduce women to group cycling and outdoor track cycling in a friendly environment. The session will be run by our own qualified and experienced coaches and is open to ladies aged 16+ (members and non-members). The session runs from 7:15 to 8:30pm, with approximately 45mins to 1 hour of riding time. Please arrive before 7:15, as there is another group using the track from 8:30 and we would like to maximise track time. Price: £3 for Ajax members £5 for non-members You will need a road worthy bike, tools and spares (including inner tubes and a pump), a drink, helmet, appropriate clothing for the weather
Make the most of the good weather to get out on the road, as we will soon be changing to our winter track training schedule.
The first track session will be Monday 10th September – this is typically an interval training session, and is for experienced and/or club riders.
The following Wednesday (12th) will be the first of the chaingang track sessions. There is a beginners’ session on the first Wednesday of each month, and for all of September. Please start here if you have not done one of these rides before.
For further information, including what to expect and what is expected of riders, please see: Weekday Rides
Sessions are £3 for members / £5 non-members
A very welcome sunny day in Somerset was the setting for this Category 3/4 road race, which featured 3.5 laps of an undulating circuit with a 1km drag to finish.
There were a few early attempts to form breakaways, but the strong headwind blowing down one side of this course made it very difficult to get anything to stick, and the 1km climb of Kingsdon Hill brought most attackers back into the bunch. Rob Sanderson and James Dyke lined up for Ajax, but unfortunately James suffered a mechanical on Lap 1 and was forced to retire. Rob hung on grimly up the last climb and managed to fight into a position to contest the sprint finish, managing 10th.
Three Ajax riders lined up for this race, Rob Jones, Matt Williams and Rob Sanderson. The pace was fast and frenetic from the start, and a large breakaway group of around 15 riders escaped early and quickly opened up an unassailable gap. Rob S made it into the breakaway and contributed turns before trying to break off the front with a smaller group of about four other riders. This was sadly doomed to failure and the 2 leading groups came back together for the finish, with Matt Rowe leading out the sprint but Hefin Evans (Bynea) Josh Burns (Jif), coming past to take 3rd and 2nd respectively, and Kinsey McIlquham surging through to take the win.